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Business interrupted: hurricane-damaged firms dig in for insurance fight

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By Suzanne BarlynNEW YORK (Reuters) - Business owners who are trying to get back on track after hurricanes Harvey and Irma now face a different sort of challenge: trying to recoup lost income from their insurers.Exclusions in the fine print of policies, along with waiting periods and disagreements over how to measure a company's lost income, make business interruption claims among the trickiest in an industry renowned for complexity."I think the whole thing is a rip-off," said Thomas Arnold, an optometrist in Sugar Land, Texas. He said his business, Today's Vision, was shuttered for almost ...

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First Published: Fri, September 15 2017. 10:38 IST
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